For the English Impaired

About Me

I am a software developer currently living in the DC area.  Hence the title of my blog, since I live on the literal rim of insanity (the DC-Metro Beltway).  As for contacting me about things, well, I'd rather you comment on my blog instead.  I'm not a very social person in person anyway.

About My Views
 

First of all, I will state upfront that I am an unabashed Christian and a firm believer in the salvation that comes through my Lord Jesus.  I state this because I wish for people who read my blog to understand where I am coming from.  My perspective, however, is probably not the traditional Christian one in that I have some rather unusual ideas about life, the universe, and everything.

Regardless of what I believe, I am not interested in using this blog to convert others.  I know enough about this world to realize that no argument ever truly converted anyone to Christianity, except in some rare cases.  Besides that, your salvation is your own business and while I would like to see everyone go to Heaven through Jesus, I know that probably most people will not.  Well, I suspect that anyway.  At the end of the day, I consider this kind of thing to be your responsibility and not mine.

Which brings me to my political beliefs.  I am a firm believer that whatever circumstances you find yourself in, it is the sum total of your choices that affect where you are right now.  What that means is that while there are outside forces that can harm us in some adverse way, how we deal with that is what matters.  I believe you are responsible for you and that part of that responsibility is accepting what you have and seeing what you can do to make things better.

I believe that every individual is sovereign and has a right to their life, liberty, and whatever property they have obtained.  As a Christian, I believe that all things are owned by God, but that property is merely what we are allowed to have and manage.  This doesn't mean, however, that any other sovereign individual has a right to your life, liberty, or property through force or fraud.

Because the government is made up of individuals as well, I believe that when the government enacts polices that take away life, liberty, or property through force or fraud, they are committing a crime against the citizens they seek to serve.  I believe that while a limited government is desirable, I also believe that government is evil and not necessarily necessary for humanity to function.  In short, I believe that government is optional.  The only reason they are the only game in town when it comes to national defense and matters of justice is because we allowed them to have that monopoly.

I believe that morality should never be imposed by government because such a thing starts with the individual and goes outward, not coming outward and going inward.  My faith plays a large part in my own moral outlook, but that does not mean I wish to impose it on others.

I should point out that my views do not represent the views of my friends, family, or any company I am employed under, should any of that come to light. I am an individual, after all, and any views I have are my own, even if I shared some of them with other people.

If you wish to see a more coherent breakdown of my beliefs, here's some charts

My Political Views
I am a far-right social libertarian
Right: 9.51, Libertarian: 6.29


My Foreign Policy Views
Score: -6.44


My Culture War Stance
Score: 0.21

Political Spectrum Quiz


Also, check out the Resources page for links to various articles and blog posts that I've found interesting and have help shaped my understanding on life, the universe, and everything. Check out my list of Amazon.com books as well and if you're feeling generous, buy a few through this site.

I've added recently a couple of widgets that list my most popular blog posts in the last month and the number of page views in the past week. This is not to brag, but to openly demonstrate how significant I am, which as of right now, is not much. I have done this so that if you find anything I write incoherent or offensive, you can rest easy knowing that I'm not a popular guy.